NACS Offers Webinar on FDA Tobacco Compliance

NACS Offers Webinar on FDA Tobacco Compliance

Webinar to help retailers stay abreast of the current tobacco regulatory landscape and FDA compliance.
Information can be obtained at http://www.nacsonline.com/NACS/News/Daily/Pages/ND0316101.aspx
The webinar is scheduled for Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 2pm est.
Plan to attend!
What are your thoughts on FDA Tobacco Compliance?
After viewing the webinar did you find it helpful?

9 comments ↓

#1 OTP Kid on 03.19.10 at 5:38 PM

The only thing NACS knows about FDA compliance is that they want whatever rules PM wants, so they are not a trustworthy source in my opinion

#2 NJ BOY on 03.20.10 at 12:16 AM

Yo OTP guy – do you think you right ?
I agree with you NACS sold out to PM years ago always taking the same stance as the jack….. in NYC now in Richmond.

#3 OTP Kid on 03.23.10 at 2:05 PM

NACS just issued guidelines stating self service displays are ok as long as the customer take s the product to the counter to pay for it. Wanna bet they are wrong NJ BOY?

#4 NJ BOY on 03.23.10 at 2:14 PM

OTP Kid,

My money is with you. Did they forget who wrote the FDA bill? Like I said they sold out to the “nice” folks in Richmond!
What a farce!

Did they not test the system before starting the webinar?

#5 OTP Kid on 03.23.10 at 6:23 PM

Here’s how it goes NJ Boy. NACS miscalculated and thought they had the exemption for adult only access stores remvoed to put their stores on a level playing field with tobacco outlets. So since they have egg on their face on this matter, they now are trying to tell the c-stores it’s ok to have them on the floor in order to make good.

Hopefully, NACs is correct. But I don’t think they are.

#6 OTP Kid on 03.24.10 at 11:42 AM

NACS just sent out a correction letter on self-service. The retailers should be contributing to NATO, which always seems to get this kind of thing right, instead of The NACS Kingdom.

#7 TAZ on 03.24.10 at 1:38 PM

OTP Kid

Your correct I received the same correction!

#8 Copenhagen Charlie on 04.14.10 at 6:43 PM

Did they not do their homework before a cyber conference? What’s up with that?

#9 TAZ on 05.21.10 at 11:47 AM

Online Chat between FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and Retailers to Take Place Wednesday
According to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) a comprehensive retailer education campaign to raise awareness about new regulations regarding the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is being developed.

“The retail community plays a direct role in helping us protect our kids from tobacco. We would like to have retailers be part of the community to protect kids. Therefore, we’d like to get your help in how we communicate with retailers. Please join us on May 26, 2010 from 10am-6pm EST for an online opportunity to help us help retailers learn the latest FDA information impacting retailers. We will discuss CTP’s planned communication to tobacco retailers. This includes CTP’s communication themes, messages, and channels. Your insights and experiences will help CTP effectively communicate regulations and information with you; the retailer.”

This web dialogue is a relatively new tactic of communication between regulators and those being regulated. It is sort of a combination of a webinar and an online chat. “The web dialogue will give you an opportunity to share ideas, offer recommendations, ask questions, and interact with your colleagues and CTP Communication staff.”

NACS will be participating in FDA’s online “chat” on behalf of retail members. You are welcome to view the discussion or participate.

NACS hosted its own webinar to answer retailer questions in March about the Family Smoking and Prevention Act. Also, be on the lookout for the June issue of NACS Magazine for an “FDA Tobacco 101” of important regulations retailers must be following by June 22.

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